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'Drink-driver' clocked at 132mph near Bedford

Image copyright BCH road police Image caption The driver was speeding and was also over the drink-drive limit, police said A suspected drink-driver was clocked speeding at an “unbelievable” 132mph (212km/h), police have said. The Ford Focus driver was stopped on a section of the A421 near Bedford at about 21:10 BST on Thursday. Police […]

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Man jailed over Peebles postwoman murder

Image copyright Iain McLellan/Spindrift Photo Agency Image caption Nicholas Rogers was convicted of murder last month A man who murdered a postwoman in the Scottish Borders has been jailed for at least 16 years. Nicholas Rogers stabbed Alexandra Stuart, 22, at a house party in Cuddyside, Peebles, last August. He had admitted killing her but […]

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High Court refuses bid for gender-neutral passports

Image copyright PA Image caption Campaigner Christie Elan-Cane lost their High Court challenge A campaigner has lost a High Court challenge calling on the government to provide gender-neutral passports. Christie Elan-Cane wants passports to have an “X” category, which could be used by those who consider themselves neither fully male nor female. The campaigner claimed […]

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Bomb threat closes London's Charing Cross station

Image copyright Alan Buckingham Image caption Armed police were at the scene A man on the tracks claiming to have a bomb forced the evacuation of London’s Charing Cross railway station. British Transport Police (BTP) was called to reports of a man on the underground tracks at 06:35 BST. Armed police also attended the scene. […]

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Chelmsford murder arrests after fatal stabbing

Image copyright Google Image caption Three men and a woman, all in their 40s and 50s, have been arrested on suspicion of murder A man who was found “severely injured” in the street with stab wounds has died, sparking a murder investigation. Police found the man in his 40s in Cromar Way, Chelmsford, Essex, just […]

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Windrush anniversary celebrated at Westminster Abbey

Image copyright PA Image caption Nearly 500 Caribbean immigrants were on the Empire Windrush when it arrived 70 years ago A thanksgiving service is being held later to mark the 70th anniversary of the arrival in the UK of Caribbean migrants on the Empire Windrush ship. Prime Minister Theresa May, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and […]

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Quiz: What causes Europe's flight delays?

It’s the weekly news quiz – have you been paying attention to what’s been going on in the world over the past seven days? If you cannot see the quiz, click here. If you missed last week’s quiz, try it here. Picture credits: Getty Images, Reuters, 20th Century FOX Join the conversation – find us […]

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Teenager 'angry' over birth brain damage

Image copyright PA Image caption Becky Tyler, with mother Fiona and father Steve A teenager who suffered a brain injury at birth has told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme she is “angry” that it was not avoided. Becky Tyler, from Crawley, who has severe quadriplegic cerebral palsy, was born starved of oxygen at East Surrey […]